Jason Dov Greenblatt and David Friedman of Donald Trump’s advisory committee unveiled the candidate’s policies regarding the relationship between the U.S. and Israel. According to the statement released by the co-chairmen, the new policy will go beyond the current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement in order to strengthen the ties between the two states.
Throughout his campaign, Trump has shown tremendous support for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel, stating that the Middle Eastern country is one of the U.S.’ greatest allies. He also maintains that under his administration, Trump will safeguard the welfare of Israel and help fight off its enemies, foreign and domestic.
In Greenblatt and Friedman’s joint statement, they wrote that Trump’s administration will not be limited to the guidelines set by the MOU. Instead, his government will ensure that there will be ongoing military and strategy cooperation between Israel and the U.S.
In addition, the heads of the Israel Advisory Committee plan to expand the powers of the Congress in order to address the much needed support that the country needs.
“Further, Congress will not be limited to give support greater than that provided by the MOU if it chooses to do so,” Friedman and Greenblatt wrote. “Israel and the United States benefit tremendously from what each country brings to the table – the relationship is a two way street.”
While Trump’s party is busy strengthening the alliance between the U.S. and Israel, it was recently revealed that Hillary Clinton’s camp made insulting comments towards the country and its leader, according to The Jerusalem Post.
In the exposé from WikiLeaks, retired federal judge George Pine called Netanyahu a “Turbaned Israeli Mullah” in a 2015 email to Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta. Aside from this, the head of the secretary of state’s transition team Neera Tanden once referred to the re-election of Netanyahu as “nuts” and “depressing.” She also described the prime minister’s government as ruthless.